Posts Tagged ‘R. Donahue Peebles’

Don Peebles: ‘My Inclination Is to Run’

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray is reportedly announcing a mayoral run tomorrow, and if you think that R. Donahue Peebles—his main company in the will-he-run-or-won't-he-run derby—will be standing beside him offering an endorsement, think again.
Continuing a pattern that's played out several times in recent months, just when it seems Peebles might fade into a [...]

WaPo: Gray, Peebles Are ‘Likely’ Fenty Challengers

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray "has told confidants that he is leaning toward running for the city's top political office," WaPo's Nikita Stewart and Paul Schwartzman are reporting this afternoon.
They write that "several sources familiar with his thinking said that a core group of his supporters has outlined a fundraising strategy for the mayor's [...]

Is Don Peebles Ready to Run?

Scuttlebutt this week has centered around D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray possibly announcing a mayoral run this week. But developer R. Donahue Peebles remains very much in the mix.
A hint that the wheels are in motion: Asher Corson, an ambitious young Foggy Bottom activist and staffer for Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, resigned from [...]

Weekend in Review—Crony Edition

As if D.C. Council Chairman Vince Gray needed another prod to jump into the mayor's race, the Washington Post came through for him on Sunday morning. Splashed across the top of page A01 is an investigative story about Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's relationship with key cronies Sinclair Skinner and Omar Karim.

Non-Candidate Don Peebles Goes Deliciously Negative on Fenty

This much is clear: If developer R. Donahue Peebles runs for mayor (and it doesn't seem to be a very big if), that vein in Adrian Fenty's forehead will be doing a lot of popping.
Last night, as a guest of the D.C. Federation of Civic Associations, Peebles delivered what was, for all intents and purposes, [...]

Shelton Pledges “Coalition” to Support Gray Run

R. Donahue Peebles has had his say regarding the 2010 mayoral race.
So, now, has the Washington Post.
Which brings up the next question: What does Cardell Shelton have to say about the matter?

Peebles Won’t Throw Away Talking Points

Developer-cum-politico wannabe R. Donahue Peebles yesterday declared that he won't be entering the 2010 D.C. mayoral race "at this time." In a long statement, he attributed the decision to family issues, citing the illness of his mother-in-law among other considerations.

Loose Lips Quotes of 2009: R. Donahue Peebles

“I don't need anyone to finance my campaign for me. I'm gonna eliminate this environment of pay-to-play."
—megadeveloper R. Donahue Peebles, Dec. 16

Vince Gray and Don Peebles Break Bread

Spotted this morning power breakfasting at the Metro Center Marriott: D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray and megadeveloper R. Donahue Peebles—both pondering challenges to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.
LL was sent these photos this morning—12 days after Peebles said he'd announce a decision on entering the race in seven to 10 days.
Pic of the pair at the [...]

Don Peebles Starts Sounding Like a Mayoral Candidate

R. Donahue Peebles is starting to sound more and more like a man who's running for mayor.
On the same morning that Washington Times reporter David C. Lipscomb revealed that several Peebles-related Internet domains have been quietly snapped up, the megadeveloper appeared on WTOP's Politics Program this morning to address the mayoral scuttlebutt.
Under questioning from host [...]